Porfirio Diaz

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Díaz, Porfirio (1830–1915) Mexican statesman, president (1876–80, 1884–1911). After twice failing to unseat President Juárez, he succeeded against Lerdo in 1876. Díaz provided stable leadership for 30 years. Growing opposition crystallized under Francisco Madero in 1911, and Díaz resigned.

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